(1837 - 1913) spent 5 years with the Indian tribes whose base was in the forests out from the base of Mt. Shasta in northern California. The Modocs, Pit River Indians, Klamats, and Shastas were driven to near extinction by the influx of whites in search of gold. The rivers were polluted by placer mining and the salmon came no more. The trout died. Game was much more easily hunted with rifles than with bows and arrows. While this story has the potential to be a real downer, Miller sprinkles just enough of each chapter with his wry observations concerning the human animal that you will find a reason to smile.